Suspects seen running from store after breaking in
On January 9th, 2022, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Claremont Police Officers responded to 444 Auto Center Drive (MW Smoke Shop) regarding a burglary report. An employee from a nearby business witnessed three suspects running from the store and then flee in a silver sedan with no license plates. Upon arrival, the officers discovered that the unknown suspects had cut the lock to the exterior security gate to the business, broke a front window, and entered the store. The suspects fled with large amounts of cigarette related items.
The four suspects were described as:
#1 – Black male adult, gray “BF FLY” sweatshirt, black sweatpants with a reflective strip, dark colored shoes, red and white gloves, and a white mask. The suspect also had medium length braided hair.
#2 – Black male adult, dark colored sweatshirt and pants, black shoes, red and white gloves, and a white mask.
#3 – Black male adult, heavy-set, wearing a light-colored sweatshirt, black sweatpants, white shoes, red and white gloves, and was using another light-colored sweater to cover his face.
#4 – Black male adult, wearing a full-face ski mask and an unknown-color sweatshirt and sweatpants.
If you have any information about this crime or are a local business owner with video surveillance that captured the crime, please contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411